Disciplined collaboration.

Capstone is a results-driven, collaborative culture focused on excellence that is delivered through the collective efforts of everyone on our team. That’s why we challenge and support each other to grow; to grow our skills, broaden our knowledge, expand our horizons, and think differently. Our team is our most important asset and investment.

What drives us.

our mission

To anticipate and harness the complexities of global derivatives markets to create opportunities for our clients, team and industry.

our vision

To provoke the evolution of asset management through open and continuous collaboration.

brand positioning

We see the world differently®

Our values.

Transcendent Thinking

Where others fear instability, we find opportunity.

“Our clients are not only looking for returns, they are looking for information in and around volatility strategy across asset classes.”

— Matt Tonelli, Head of Trading

Tenacious Innovation

Anticipate change and adapt proactively to maintain a sustainable advantage.

“You can’t be innovative if you don’t fail. We encourage people to own their failures so that we can learn from them, and collectively recover from them.”

Deliberately Particular

Promote a results-driven work ethic that seeks out and nurtures the exceptional.

“Everybody here has seen a crash or two or three. We’ve been through it. There's a lot of experience here.”

— Robert Kolodziej, COO

Progressive Transparency

Lead through open and continuous collaboration with our team, clients and industry.

“We're open because that's how much we believe in volatility; we want to help develop the industry. We're very transparent and believe in the product, not just our approach.”

— Jason Goldberg, Senior Portfolio Manager.

Rigorous Discipline

Maintain exceptional standards and support one another to achieve them.

“We encourage people to own their mistakes. Many people associate mistakes with weakness, but I believe that owning and understanding them takes the stress out of your position and is very liberating.”

— paul britton, chief executive officer

Pure Integrity

Build trust by delivering results with objectivity and humility.

“We acknowledge that we are going to make mistakes, but we have the humility to take pause, deeply analyze and learn from those mistakes, and that is a key driver to our success.”

— paul britton, chief executive officer
Disclaimer: Capstone’s values are aspirational in nature. There is no guarantee that Capstone will implement or maintain such values or that such values will lead to attractive returns or avoid losses.

“There's a lot of information sharing here. There is deep expertise across the firm, and people are constantly talking to each other. They are open to collaboration on ideas and information.”

— Jordan Sinclair, Derivatives Research Specialist

Education and opportunity.

We look for employees who have the skills and capabilities to be successful in their role and expand their impact throughout the organization. As new employees onboard, they are guided through their acclimation to ensure an understanding of their role and career trajectory and to set them on a path for success. Our employee training and development opportunities seek to challenge employees to grow their skills, think differently, broaden their knowledge and expand their horizons.

We support a learning journey by bringing in a variety of speakers, providing access to experienced industry professionals, sourcing differentiated development programs and offering training platforms to pursue individual interests. We invest in managers to equip them with the tools to support employees as they navigate through their jobs, teams and careers at Capstone, and ensure their experiences are mutually fulfilling.

“I want everyone at Capstone to understand that they have a large organization filled with exceptional people who are here to support them.”
— Paul Britton, Chief Executive Officer

Captivate.

At Capstone, exploring risk and its associated benefits is a part of our DNA. Our Captivate series of lectures and discussions aims to bring in leaders from diverse walks of life—who also view the world differently—in order to help us understand their unique approach and learn from their experiences.

Tactical negotiation in volatile situations

Understanding the tactics of NYPD hostage negotiation and how to diffuse volatile situations.

Disciplined strategic excellence in application

The application of a focused and strategic approach to calmly overcome the odds.

“We are a results-driven environment, and we are a results-driven business. That requires a level of excellence to be able to create those results.”

— paul britton, chief executive officer

People.

Investment Team Opportunities.

We are always looking for new investment talent. If you are looking to take the next step in your career, and are interested in connecting with Capstone's Business Development Team,please apply here.

Across Capstone's two separate but complementary investment platforms - CGM and Capstone Solutions - we have deep experience with many types of investment strategies and a primary focus in derivatives, volatility and relative value-based strategies. Collaborative by design, Capstone's investment platform encourages process, research and idea sharing.

Common qualities in Portfolio Manager candidates include:

• Quality non-correlated track record
• Process oriented
• Data driven
• Self-starter
• Technically oriented
• Intense innovator
• Relentless work ethic
• Unbiased
• Consistent

Careers at Capstone.

Want to see the world differently? Intellectual curiosity, the openness to share ideas, humility, the highest ethical standards and a desire to excel are a few of the traits that it takes to thrive and be your best self at Capstone.

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Junior Quantitative Developer

London

THE ROLE: 

As a Quantitative Developer you will support Capstone’s discretionary and quantitative trading platforms with challenging, innovative problem solving across a breadth of asset classes and geographies. With a unique focus on options and exotics, you will have the opportunity to be instrumental in the development of a world leading derivatives hedge fund.

Your tasks will include implementing new trading infrastructures, building new quant libraries, and developing derivative based techniques and risk analysis tools. The scale and complexity of challenges we solve are always evolving. We welcome individuals looking for an exciting new challenge harnessing cutting edge technology to build solutions that drive our business. 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Support both quantitative and discretionary trading platforms in building critical tools for signal blending, simulation, portfolio construction, the research framework, and dashboards
  • Refining and increasing automation and robustness of the research infrastructure including alpha estimation, risk modelling, and back testing components
  • Maintaining and updating the platform, ensuring its stability, robustness, and security
  • Troubleshooting and resolving any systems related issues and handle the release of code fixes and enhancements
  • Collaborate with PMs and investment professionals in a transparent environment, engaging with the whole investment process

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Strong academic record and a degree with high mathematical and computing content e.g. Computer Science, Mathematics, Engineering or Physics from a leading university
  • 1-3  years of front office experience in a financial institution
  • Highly proficient in Python (other programming competencies are a plus)
  • Some familiarity with Derivatives pricing (preferred)
  • Ability to confidently communicate with a keen analytical approach to problem solving

Capstone is committed to creating an inclusive environment where we welcome people of different backgrounds. Capstone considers applications for employment without regard to all applicable protected characteristics, including race, color, religion, ethnicity, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, parental status, veteran status, or disability status.

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Middle Office Trading Assistant

New York

We are looking for a Middle Office Associate to join our team. This position is responsible for a broad scope of trade support functions and managing the trade lifecycle in a fast-paced environment. You will work very closely with the Portfolio Management team and must be able to handle multiple queries from the trading desk at any given time. The ideal candidate for this position will be able to work efficiently and will have the ability to multitask while still maintaining detail orientation.

This is a unique opportunity to get involved across a range of products with a focus on equities and a middle office remit which is vast as the business expands and evolves. This creates great personal growth opportunities for motivated candidates.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Manage trade capture of all products including but not limited to derivatives across equities, credit, rates, and FX 
  • Assist PM in monitoring risk platform and troubleshoot any issues
  • Monitor affirmation platforms and ensure all risk/booking is correct
  • Work closely with Sales counterparts and Operations to ensure trades are allocated and settle
  • Manage affirmation of trades on matching platforms
  • Produce daily/weekly/monthly reporting for Investors as well as internal teams
  • Lead process improvements — recognize inefficiencies or gaps, recommend improvements and help implement new processes
  • Monitor control functions including reconciliations, breaks, and EOD checks 
      

DESIRABLE CANDIDATES:

  • 3+ years of Middle Office experience
  • Working knowledge of equity options including trade capture, PnL, risk, and greeks.
  • Corporate actions knowledge a plus
  • Strong familiarity with the trade lifecycle and relevant controls
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Detail oriented
  • Proficient in Excel
  • Experience with a Bloomberg Terminal.
  • Programming experience a plus. (Python, VBA)

Capstone is committed to creating an inclusive environment where we welcome people of different backgrounds. Capstone considers applications for employment without regard to all applicable protected characteristics, including race, color, religion, ethnicity, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, parental status, veteran status, or disability status.

 

BASE SALARY RANGE

$105,000 – $120,000 (dependent on experience)

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Risk Developer

London

We are looking for a Java specialist to work alongside the Risk team in delivering world-class solutions for analytics, scenarios, reporting, and calculations within Risk at Capstone.  
The role will require you to build out services and analytics related to the calculation of risk, and the simulation of performance under various market conditions. It will also require you to work alongside key business users to deliver bespoke functionality relating to specific asset classes.  

 

DESIRABLE CANDIDATES:

  • The following technologies are an absolute must for the role: 

    • At least 5 – 7 years of professional experience in Banking, other Hedge Funds, Insurers or Alt Finance
    • Experience with Java, minimum version 8. Experience with later versions like 17 is fine.
    • Experience with relational or non-relational data source (e.g. SQL Server, Mongo, RedShift)
    • Good understanding of JVM fundamentals, including memory management, multi-threading/concurrency
    • Delivery of at least 3 systems across the chosen industry, from inception to post release support, to understand the complete lifecycle of a project.

    The following technologies are an advantage:  

    • Knowledge of at least one asset class or business area (e.g. Fixed Income products or worked in a Treasury function) would be desirable. 
    • Worked with and handled large datasets, including various strategies for interacting with and breaking down large sets of data. 
    • Knowledge of python, having implemented an API for services to be used by a number of business users for access to data and calculations. 

 

Capstone is committed to creating an inclusive environment where we welcome people of different backgrounds. Capstone considers applications for employment without regard to all applicable protected characteristics, including race, color, religion, ethnicity, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, parental status, veteran status, or disability status.

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Risk Developer

London

We are looking for a Java specialist to work alongside the Risk team in delivering world-class solutions for analytics, scenarios, reporting, and calculations within Risk at Capstone.  
The role will require you to build out services and analytics related to the calculation of risk, and the simulation of performance under various market conditions. It will also require you to work alongside key business users to deliver bespoke functionality relating to specific asset classes.  

 

DESIRABLE CANDIDATES:

  • The following technologies are an absolute must for the role: 

    • At least 5 – 7 years of professional experience in Banking, other Hedge Funds, Insurers or Alt Finance
    • Experience with Java, minimum version 8. Experience with later versions like 17 is fine.
    • Experience with relational or non-relational data source (e.g. SQL Server, Mongo, RedShift)
    • Good understanding of JVM fundamentals, including memory management, multi-threading/concurrency
    • Delivery of at least 3 systems across the chosen industry, from inception to post release support, to understand the complete lifecycle of a project.

    The following technologies are an advantage:  

    • Knowledge of at least one asset class or business area (e.g. Fixed Income products or worked in a Treasury function) would be desirable. 
    • Worked with and handled large datasets, including various strategies for interacting with and breaking down large sets of data. 
    • Knowledge of python, having implemented an API for services to be used by a number of business users for access to data and calculations. 

 

Capstone is committed to creating an inclusive environment where we welcome people of different backgrounds. Capstone considers applications for employment without regard to all applicable protected characteristics, including race, color, religion, ethnicity, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, parental status, veteran status, or disability status.

 

BASE SALARY RANGE

$130,000 – $180,000 USD (depending on years of experience)

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Senior Risk Manager

London

Capstone are looking to appoint a Senior Risk Manager to play a critical role in our mission to build a world-class risk platform to drive understanding and empower decisions on Risk, Performance, Margin and Capital Allocation.  You will provide key analysis and analytics to the Risk Team, Investment Committees, and the Trading Desks. 
The ideal candidate would have exceptional product and risk knowledge covering Pricing, Greeks, Scenarios and VAR. To be effective in this role you will be required to interact closely with the trading desks and the various business functions: Technology, Treasury, and Investor Relations.  
The role offers great exposure to the many and varied aspects of a hedge fund, and you will be expected to be a great communicator, a strong team player, an open-minded collaborator and able to bring your own and others innovative ideas to life. 
This is an excellent opportunity for a highly motivated individual with a passion for risk management and technology to join a leading hedge fund and work with a team of experienced professionals in a dynamic environment.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Identify, evaluate, and manage the risks across multiple trading desks and asset classes 
  • Help develop the risk modelling, pricing, and analytics suite to enable effective decision making by Risk, Portfolio Managers, and the Investment Committee 
  • Design risk analytics and scenarios to provide insight and aggregation of exposures across desks and funds.  
  • Develop innovative performance analytics to enable effective tracking of performance, alpha and benchmarks  
  • Closely follow global markets & macro events and communicate associations to PNL & performance 
  • Develop and monitor the Risk Limit framework & Reporting for each trading desk 
  • Proactively explore and develop new tools & approaches to understanding the risk exposures across books and asset classes 
  • Work closely with the Risk Technology team to ensure systems are automated, efficient, and accurate 

 

DESIRABLE CANDIDATES:

  • 7 – 15 years of relevant applied experience across asset classes covering linear and derivative products to be able to add tangible value in expanding our current approaches 
  • Strong understanding of Option Pricing, Greeks, VAR and Scenario Analysis 
  • Understanding of PNL drivers of trading books and an ability to communicate and explain the performance 
  • Good listening skills and an ability to flex style to communicate articulately, concisely and with conviction to a wide range of stakeholders 
  • High levels of motivation and continually seeking to improve the performance of self and supportive of others to perform 
  • A collaborative team player, systematic, rigorous with an exceptionally high attention to detail  
  • Analytical, innovative, and curious about with and extrapolating meaning from data 
  • Good Python (or similar) and SQL programming skills desirable

 

Capstone is committed to creating an inclusive environment where we welcome people of different backgrounds. Capstone considers applications for employment without regard to all applicable protected characteristics, including race, color, religion, ethnicity, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, parental status, veteran status, or disability status.

 

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Software Engineer

New York

Capstone is committed to creating an inclusive environment where we welcome people of different backgrounds. Capstone considers applications for employment without regard to all applicable protected characteristics, including race, color, religion, ethnicity, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, parental status, veteran status, or disability status.

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Solutions Strategist

New York

Capstone is committed to creating an inclusive environment where we welcome people of different backgrounds. Capstone considers applications for employment without regard to all applicable protected characteristics, including race, color, religion, ethnicity, national origin, gender, sexual orientation. Gender identity or expression, age, parental status, veteran status or disability status.

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Sr. Front Office Software Engineer

New York

 

OVERVIEW:    

Capstone is looking for a Senior Software Engineer to join the front office systems focused division within its multifaceted Technology team. The team is responsible for partnering with industry leading experts to build sophisticated solutions across front office, middle office, and risk functions. 

They are seeking a highly motivated engineer with a passion for technology and a drive to excel in a dynamic environment. The ideal candidate possesses exceptional problem-solving skills, a collaborative mentality, and an ability to bring innovative ideas to life. The role offers great exposure to the many and varied areas of the hedge fund. 

 
RESPONSIBILITIES:  

  • Create state-of-the-art software that propel risk management and empower decision making across various investment strategies 
  • Design, build and maintain the firm’s global trading platform while focusing on performance, scalability, and reliability  
  • Own the end-to-end development process by working closely with stakeholders to understand problems, creating a strategy of execution, and delivering thoroughly tested and elegant solutions 
  • Collaborate with other highly skilled engineers across the technology team and the firm to tackle complex technical challenges  

SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS:  

  • Minimum Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related field 
  • Experience in building production level software in Java and Python 
  • Direct experience working with at least one financial asset class, ideally experience working on a real time pricing platform 
  • Experience with SQL databases 
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills 
  • Collaborative team player with strong verbal communication skills 
  • 10+ years working experience in the financial industry (buy or sell side) 

BONUS SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS: 

  • Experience building enterprise solutions in C++ 
  • Strong quantitative skills and experience in statistical analysis 

 

Capstone is committed to creating an inclusive environment where we welcome people of different backgrounds. Capstone considers applications for employment without regard to all applicable protected characteristics, including race, color, religion, ethnicity, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, parental status, veteran status, or disability status.

 

BASE SALARY RANGE

$170,000 – $190,000 (depending on years of experience) USD

 

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UI Engineer – Risk Technology

New York

Capstone is looking for a GUI specialist for our Risk Development Team. They will be focused on helping us deliver innovative and world leading visualizations for a wide variety of analytics and use their expertise to help us build a world-leading Risk function.
We’re looking for a natural self-starter, with a desire to learn more about finance and who will want to ask questions and find out how things work. They will want to help their team visualize data and help to build user interfaces that will enhance their day-to-day work, as well as innovate in the domain of Buy Side finance.

 

Responsibilities:  

  • Build out screens for displaying risk data in tabular and graphical formats
  • Visualize time series data
  • Work closely with teams on best methods for presentation of analytics

 

Required experience:

  • Professional experience with Angular and JavaScript,
  • Professional experience in Data Visualization, and UI Design
  • Understanding of unit testing and integration testing
  • Have delivered 2 or more client led UI projects for business customers
  • 3-5 Years of professional experience 

 

Advantageous experience:

  • 3-5 years’ experience in hedge funds or financial services
  • Knowledge of Python or Java
  • Have worked with data from a database or server
  • Experience with MVC or a similar framework
  • Professional experience in at least one asset class or business area (e.g. Fixed Income products, or worked in a Treasury function)
  • Experience with visualization libraries like Plotly or XCharts,
  • Experience with a task management system like JIRA
  • Experience with AG Grid or similar 

 

Capstone is committed to creating an inclusive environment where we welcome people of different backgrounds. Capstone considers applications for employment without regard to all applicable protected characteristics, including race, color, religion, ethnicity, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, parental status, veteran status, or disability status.

 

BASE SALARY RANGE:

$120,000 – $160,000 (depending on years of experience) USD

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